Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Frances Conway Buljat

November 3, 1936January 8, 2020

Frances Conway Buljat, 83, of Trent Woods passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at The Gardens of Trent.

She is preceded in death by her brothers Nelson Conway, David Conway, Jimmy Conway, Charles Conway, and sister, Leone Mayfield.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Paul Buljat Sr., son Paul "Bernie" Buljat Jr. (Pam) of New Bern, daughter, Stephenie Conner (Mike) of Emerald Isle, Billy Conway (Sandy) of Wilmington, sisters, Joyce Hall of Trent Woods, Jean Hammond (Jack) of Florida, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Buljat of New Bern.

Frances was a member of Grace Anglican Church, member of the Christian Women's Club, and former youth counselor at Faith United Methodist Church. She also volunteered with the Eastern Pregnancy Information Clinic.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Cotten Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frances' honor to: Craven County Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2020


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Dean Carroll

January 9, 2020

Fran was the "den mother" of the Faith United Methodist Church Youth Group. She hosted youth Bible studies and events in her home. I love her, and I miss her. Thanks for some of the fondest memories from my high school years. Thank you Paul, Bernie and Stephanie for sharing her with us. She will be missed greatly.

Gary Barker

January 9, 2020

I knew Fran from our time at Faith Church. She was a fine Christian lady. She will be missed by her family and friends.